Awards

Following is a list of various awards and other recognition received by the ACTiVATE® Program, its staff and instructors, and its participants:

2010

Recipient / Nominee

 

Award

Amethyst Technologies, LLC
Dr. Kimberly Brown
(ACTiVATE 2007)

 

The Greater Baltimore Committee (GBC) Entrepreneurial Spirit Award Nomination

Madison Assessment LLC
Richelle Burnett
(ACTiVATE 2008)

 

Finalist in the StartRight! Business Plan Competition

Encore Path, Inc.
(formerly Newregen)
Kris Appel
(ACTiVATE 2006)

 

Smart CEO Brava: Women Business Achievement Award

Tiger Management
Consulting Group, LLC

Juanita Hardy
(ACTiVATE 2005)

 

Washington Business Journal’s 2010 Minority Business Leader Award

2009

Recipient / Nominee

 

Award

Ellen J. Hemmerly
Co-Principal Investigator of ACTiVATE®

 

Smart CEO Brava: Women Business Achievement Award

The Greater Baltimore Committee (GBC) Best New Product or Progress Nomination

The Greater Baltimore Committee (GBC) Entrepreneurial Spirit Nomination

The ACTiVATE Team

 

“Good Practices” by FemStart In Europe

 

 

The Greater Baltimore Committee (GBC) President’s Award

Kären Olsen, CEO
BioMarker Strategies, LLC.
(ACTiVATE Instructor)

 

The Greater Baltimore Committee (GBC) Leadership in Bioscience Award

Loleta Robinson
(ACTiVATE 2006)
Syan Biosciences, LLC

 

YWCA of Baltimore 6th Annual Leader Award

Amethyst Technologies, LLC
Dr. Kimberly Brown
(ACTiVATE 2007)

 

The Greater Baltimore Committee (GBC) Best New Product or Progress Nomination

Finalist for 2009 Maryland Incubator Company of the Year Awards.

Included in the Top 100 Minority Business Enterprise (MBE) Awards.

Encore Path, Inc.
(formerly Newregen)
Kris Appel
(ACTiVATE 2006)

 

The Greater Baltimore Committee (GBC) Best New Product or Progress Nomination

Winner for 2009 Maryland Incubator Company of the Year Award for Technology Transfer Companies

Semi-finalist in the Forbes Boost Your Business Competition

Sky Blue Pharmaceuticals, LLC
Carol Covin
(ACTiVATE 2007)

 

Finalist in the StartRight! Business Plan Competition

Stancills, Inc.
Emlyn Stancill
(ACTiVATE 2009)

 

Awarded $100,000 MIPS (Maryland Industrial Partnerships Program) Funding

Syan Biosciences, LLC
Loleta Robinson
(ACTiVATE 2006)
Colleen Nye
(ACTiVATE 2006)

 

Awarded $136,721 MIPS (Maryland Industrial Partnerships Program) Funding

Thesia Medical LLC
Jodi Cook
(ACTiVATE 2008)

 

Open Track Finalist
2009 Mid-Atlantic Business Plan Competition (MABPC)

Awarded a TEDCO TechStart Grant of $7,500.

First Place Winner: 2009 Rockville Economic Development, Inc. Women's StartRight! Business Plan competition

TEDCO TechStart Grant, 2009: $7,500

Traxion Technologies, Inc
Kerrie Brady
(ACTiVATE 2005)

 

Smart CEO Brava: Women Business Achievement Award

The Greater Baltimore Committee (GBC) Best New Product or Progress Nomination

The Greater Baltimore Committee (GBC) Entrepreneurial Spirit Nomination

2008

Recipient / Nominee

 

Award

The ACTiVATE Program

 

USASBE 2008 Award for Outstanding Specialty Entrepreneurship Program

Julie Lenzer Kirk
(ACTiVATE Instructor)
Path Forward International

 

The Daily Record 2008 Top 100 Women

3DeLux Images
Kym Wong
(ACTiVATE 2007)

 

Finalist in the StartRight! Business Plan competition

Amethyst Technologies, LLC
Kimberly Brown
(ACTiVATE 2007)

 

Finalist for 2008 Maryland Incubator Company of the Year Awards 

Encore Path, Inc.
(formerly Newregen)
Kris Appel
(ACTiVATE 2006)

 

The Daily Record's 2008 Innovator of the Year
Awarded $89,502 MIPS (Maryland Industrial Partnerships Program) Funding
National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke
Awarded $120,000 Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Grant jointly to Encore Path, Inc. and the University of Maryland School of Medicine

FireLine Technologies
Phyllis Kolmus
Sherry McCray
(ACTiVATE 2008)

 

TEDCO TechStart Program: $15,000

Foligo Therapeutics, Inc.
Mona Jhaveri-Brown
(ACTiVATE 2005)

 

North American honoree at the Cartier Women’s Initiative Awards
$20,000 (USD)

Resilient Technologies, LLC
Teresa Willabus
(ACTiVATE 2007)

 

TEDCO TechStart Program: $15,000

Syan Biosciences, LLC
Loleta Robinson
(ACTiVATE 2006)
Colleen Nye
(ACTiVATE 2006)

 

Finalists in the StartRight! Business Plan Competition
Awarded TEDCO MTTF Award $75,000

Traxion Technologies, Inc
Kerrie Brady
(ACTiVATE 2005)

 

Awarded $74,018 TEDCO MTTF

2007

Recipient / Nominee

 

Award

The ACTiVATE Program

 

AURP Innovation Award New for 2007

 

 

The NSF selected ACTiVATE as one of its outstanding learning programs and highlighted the program in its FY2007 Committee for GFPR Performance Assessment Report for FY2007 (http://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2007/nsf07207/nsf07207.pdf, p22)

Barbara Ohnmacht
(ACTiVATE 2006)

 

Awarded TEDCO TechStart Grant of $15,000 to assess UMBC technology

Encore Path, Inc.
(formerly Newregen)
Kris Appel
(ACTiVATE 2006)

 

First Place Winner: 2007 MIT Enterprise Forum Business Plan Competition
First Place Winner: 2007 Rockville Economic Development, Inc. Women's StartRight! Business Plan competition
Received TEDCO MTTF Award for $75,000, and DBED CIP Investment of $50,000
December - Early Stage East People's Choice Award - 6th Annual Bio-Life-Tech Conference

Purr-fect Gourmet, LLC
Phyllis Scalettar
(formerly Thompson)
(ACTiVATE 2006)

 

Nominated for The Daily Record Female Innovation Award

Syan Biosciences, LLC
Loleta Robinson
(ACTiVATE 2006)
Colleen Nye
(ACTiVATE 2006)

 

Awarded TEDCO TechStart Grant of $15,000 to assess JHU technology
Semifinalist MIT Enterprise Forum Mid-Atlantic Business Plan Competition

TaraFinn Productions, LLC
for ChicksSpeak
Christina Twomey Light
(ACTiVATE 2007)

 

Nominated for The Daily Record Female Innovation Award

2006

Recipient / Nominee

 

Award

The ACTiVATE Program

 

Runner-up for the Greater Baltimore Committee Biosciences Innovation Award

 

 

Finalist in 3rd Annual Stevie Awards for Women in Business in the "Women Helping Women"' Category

Foligo Therapeutics, Inc
Mona Jhaveri
(ACTiVATE 2005)

 

Second Place Winner in the StartRight! Business Plan competition
Received TEDCO MTTF Award for $75,000

Purr-fect Gourmet, LLC
Phyllis Scalettar
(formerly Thompson)
(ACTiVATE 2006)

 

Collaborating with University of Maryland, College Park on Maryland TEDCO UTDF Award of $50,000